NBA Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson thinks newly-minted Los Angeles Lakers’ star Russell Westbrook should have been last season’s MVP.
“He’s got triple doubles this year  and no one even notices,” Robertson said on The Knuckleheads Podcast with Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson.
“I think that’s totally unfair. I think he should have won [MVP] again.”
Westbrook won the MVP award in 2016-17 after becoming the first player since Robertson to average a triple-double, with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists.
Last season with the Wizards, Westbrook averaged career-highs in rebounds (11.5) and assists (11.7).
Robertson has a point in suggesting that Westbrook’s absurd production is taken for granted.
But then again, Westbrook has struggled to elevate his true-shooting percentage out of the gutter; combine that with his high-usage rate and you have a recipe for front-office detractors.
Still, it’s naive to think Westbrook is going to be a detriment to the Lakers, especially when considering he’s going to be playing alongside 4x MVP LeBron James.